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Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

 

In China, men are dying at higher rates following infection with the coronavirus. There may be several explanations, scientists say.Credit...Agence France-Presse - Getty Images

The coronavirus that originated in China has spread fear and anxiety around the world. But while the novel virus has largely spared one vulnerable group - children - it appears to pose a particular threat to middle-aged and older adults, particularly men.

This week, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published the largest analysis of coronavirus cases to date. Although men and women have been infected in roughly equal numbers, researchers found, the death rate among men was 2.8 percent, compared with 1.7 percent among women.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/health/coronavirus-men-women.html?algo=identity&fellback=false&imp_id=269666557&imp_id=816260492&action=click&module=Science%20%20Technology&pgtype=Homepage

 

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